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Awards and Recognition | Mathematics and Computer Science

Chien and colleague receive best paper runner-up award at energy conference

Andrew Chien was co-author of a paper that received a best paper runner-up award at the 14th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy 2023) in June 2023.

Chien is the William Eckhardt Distinguished Service Professor in Computer Science at the University of Chicago and a senior computer scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory.

The ACM e-Energy 2023 conference is a major forum for researchers working in energy-efficient computing and communication systems

Chien and his colleague Liuzixuan Lin won the award for their paper titled Adapting datacenter capacity for greener datacenters and grid.” In the award-winning paper the researchers explore a critical problem facing cloud datacenters: how to adapt capacity to reduce the operational carbon emissions. They propose PlanShare, a new approach in which datacenters create a 24-hour adapted capacity plan and then share the plan with the grid. PlanShare dramatically reduces the datacenter carbon emissions, lowers average power prices, and enables more predictable capacity from planning.

The conference proceedings are published by the Association for Computing Machinery, and the award-winning paper by Chien and Lin is available here.